Friday, September 30, 2011

Linden is working on getting up on his hands and knees. (though most of the time

Linden is working on getting up on his hands and knees. (though most of the time he only makes it onto his elbows and knees.) He can spin a full circle on his tummy and often looks like a beached whale when he stretches out on the floor.
*Sarah *

Cedar and Olive playing in a LEGO battle. They make their ships and then have a

Cedar and Olive playing in a LEGO battle. They make their ships and then have a battle deploying any of the special fetures they put on their ships. Olive even had a potty. (I hear those are valuable in war...) After each battle they rebuild / add more stuff to their ships.
*Sarah *

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

The kids got their grade card yesterday. Chick fil-a has a report card promotion

The kids got their grade card yesterday. Chick fil-a has a report card promotion and the kids all got some free stuff. The place was packed and the kids had a great time!
*Sarah *

The great water clean up! After linden has his morning oatmeal (and if he's NOT

The great water clean up!
After linden has his morning oatmeal (and if he's NOT screamin) I pour a little bit of water on his high chair tray and he goes to it! He will splash and play for a good 10 min. Enough time for me to get the dishes put away. By then he's all clean and ready to change and face the day!
*Sarah *

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Taking the fire engine for a test drive! *Sarah *

Taking the fire engine for a test drive!
*Sarah *

Crafty cats at the emergency fair. *Sarah *

Crafty cats at the emergency fair.
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Not nearly as cool as grandpa's but still fun! *Sarah *

Not nearly as cool as grandpa's but still fun!
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We are at the emergency preparedness fair that the church is helping to sponsor.

We are at the emergency preparedness fair that the church is helping to sponsor. The first thing the kids saw as we were walking up was trhe zip line and ropes.
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Wednesday, September 21, 2011

We got our first order of diapers from amazon mom.com today. Since I ordered som

We got our first order of diapers from amazon mom.com today. Since I ordered some glutten free mixes too our stuff came in this big box. The kids walked in the door, saw the box and jumped right in!
*Sarah *

LINDEN AND cedar at lunch. *Sarah *

LINDEN AND cedar at lunch.
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Linden and I went and had lunch with Aspen today. She loves picking Linden up an

Linden and I went and had lunch with Aspen today. She loves picking Linden up and showing him off to all her friends and teachers. Today we even brought some applesauce for him. That was a hit. Aspen loves to feed him but doesn't get much chance since she is usually eating too. Now we are waiting for Cedar to come. He eats about 5 min after Aspen so it's easy to get with both of them in the same day.
*Sarah *

Monday, September 19, 2011

Of all the toys available in our house can you see which one is his favorite? T

Of all the toys available in our house, can you see which one is his favorite? The old cup that one of the kids brought home from a party. We had been using it in the tub to pour water with, but Linden (who has found his voice) let us know in no uncertain terms that he wanted to keep that cup! It's funny, I set the box of toys in front of him and as soon as he sees the cup he's not interested in anything else. (at least until he's played with it for a few minutes.)

*are you sick of me yet? I'm sure the novelty of phone blogging will wear off soon enough, but since Linden isn't into sitting with me at the computer while I type one handed this is kinda fun for me. Though I do wish my phone had spell check...
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Sunday, September 18, 2011

Sunday night football at the English house. As soon as Linden is old enough to p

videoSunday night football at the English house. As soon as Linden is old enough to play it will be 3 on 3. Until then, Linden and I will cheer (and blog) on the sidelines.
*Sarah *

What do you do Sunday mornings before church? This is what it looks like this mo

What do you do Sunday mornings before church? This is what it looks like this morning at my house. Jonathon was off early to speak in another ward and Linden chose to have a good long sleep this morning (as opposed to in the middle of the night...) so I joined him in some early morning slumber. When I got up the kids had fed themselves and were ready for something a little more active.

Olive and Cedar started gymnastics last week so they were excited to practice!
*Sarah *

Olive finishing her ribbon jump. *Sarah *

Olive finishing her ribbon jump.
*Sarah *

Friday, September 16, 2011

I am loving the weather right now. Today has been crisp and cool and perfect! Th

I am loving the weather right now. Today has been crisp and cool and perfect! There are a lot of things I love about summer, and winter and spring, but right now I am so thrilled that it is fall!

Sometimes it is just too hot to go outside in the summer. Heat stroke would probably be high on the list. My personal reason though is I don't like to be wet! Humidity + heat = big AC bills!

So bring on the fall! I am ready for long sleeves and jeans. (if I can fit into them...)

As you can see. Linden agrees that fall is fabulous! Especially when he can enjoy it in the swing!
*Sarah *

Thursday, September 15, 2011

I LOVE SQUASH! Linden's been trying out solids for a few weeks. Peas are the lea

I LOVE SQUASH!
Linden's been trying out solids for a few weeks. Peas are the least favorite veggie, but he likes squash and sweet potatoes. Oatmeal is much better than rice cereal and the only 2 fruits he's tried, peaches and applesauce were big hits!

Solids aren't a big part of his diet yet. Mostly it's to be a part of the family at dinner time and as a snack between feedings in the morning.

Just a side note, the high chair he's sitting at is the same one Jonathon sat at as a baby. His dad made it when he was born. (there is an old coat tied to the back to keep him from bonking his head. I had something better for the other kids but it molded in our garage.)
*Sarah *

The finished product! *Sarah *

The finished product!

*Sarah *

What's for dinner? Turkey pot pie! I love this dinner for several reasons. 1

What's for dinner?

Turkey pot pie! I love this dinner for several reasons.
1. It's yummy! (this is one of Jonathon's favorite dinners.)
2. It's easy. (sometimes this over rules yummy at my house...)
3. It's one of those comfort foods that makes you feel good.
4. The house smells good and home-y when this is in the oven!

The recipe:
1 or 2 crusts. (I use 2 -top and bottom- because I love the crusts)
1 16oz pkg of frozen veggies (you can use fresh.)
Cut up turkey or chicken. You can use ThNksgiving left overs, a chicken from the store or those pre-cooked and cut kinds that they advertise for salads. 2-5 cups total cut up.
1 can cream of chicken soup

put bottom crust down if you are using 2 crusts. Skip this if you are only doing 1.
Mix everything else together in a bowl.
Dump it in the crust / pan.
Put top crust on.
Cut several slits in the top crust.
Bake at 425* for 45-60 min. (remember to put foil around the crust to keep it from burning.)
Yummy!
Finished picture soon!

Lounging by Aspen

look!

loungin'

Linden and I went and had lunch with Olive today. It's funny to me how much they

Linden and I went and had lunch with Olive today. It's funny to me how much they like having me come. (They do eat with me twice a day!) I think the highlight these days is getting to show off Linden.
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Wednesday, September 14, 2011

FWD:FWD:I am trying to get my phone set up so I can post from it. I think it mig

i think this is ready now. I wrote this earlier but it wouldn't go through. Wonder if it'll work now...

I am trying to get my phone set up so I can post from it. I think it might be working...

Linden can sit up (sorta) by himself. He needs something behind him so he doesn't crash and something in front of him so he doesn't crash. This morning he was too exciced about playing to get dressed. Though he didn't really like it when he drooled on himself.

I hope this works! It may just save my blog! (and I can rationalize getting the more expensive phone with the good camera...)
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Does this one work? *Sarah *

Does this one work?
*Sarah *
Why can I send texts but if I try to send a picture it's an invalid destination?
*Sarah *
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*Sarah *
This is a test.
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Sunday, September 11, 2011

Random




Aspen here. I don't have anything to blog about; can't find my vacation pics. I will just grab a few pictures, I guess.

Friday, September 2, 2011


Cute cousins! How fun is it to have them just 2 weeks apart?
I know it's "up-side-down" but just imagine that you are looking through the camera lense with me. That's how I took it and I think it's so cute this way!
Whatever it was, it was interesting!

I wish I would have gotten more pictures of the two of them together! (I wish I would have gotten more pictures of everything, but I didn't...) It is really fun having a close in age cousin. I hope that they can grow up and be good friends too!

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